It’s called Van Gogh Up Close and it features more than 40 of the close-up works the masterful artist crafted in his later years.
In reducing the depth of field and maximizing the expressive impact of his brushwork and color, Van Gogh painted intimately focused views of clumps of iris, tangles of almond branches and other audacious still lifes that manifest the power of this painter.
Look out for great programming presented in conjunction with the exhibition, including a curator-led tour on March 9, a special film series starting February 26 and an art history course on Impressionism and Post-Impressionism.
Bonus: travelers coming to Philadelphia to catch the exhibition can choose from the Best Western Center City Hotel, the Radisson Plaza-VVarwick Hotel, the Rittenhouse Hotel and the Four Seasons for Van Gogh-inspired travel accommodations that combine a premier overnight experience with tickets to the post-Impressionist feast for the eyes at the museurn, 15% off Amtrak tickets, 10% off in the museum store and a special celebratory Van Gogh dessert at Granite Hill restaurant.
Plus: after you’ve experienced the stunning landscapes on display, take a trip to the isles of Hawaii during the 2012 Philadelphia International Flower Show at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Special combo ticket packages begin at $50 and include one adult admission to Van Gogh and one adult admission to the Flower Show. Call (215) 235-SHOW (7469) for more info.
Get advance tickets online.
Van Gogh Up Close at The Philadelphia Museum Of Art
When: February 1-May 6
Where: 2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Cost: Tickets are $25 for adults, $23 for seniors, ages 13-18 $20, 5012 $12, kids under 4 Free
More info: www.philamuseum.org